7 Ways To Fix Google Chrome “Aw, Snap!” Error and other page crashes – Gadgets to use

If you get the message “Aw, Snap!” error or any other error code when opening a webpage on Google Chrome, there may be some issues. Sometimes you may also find that web pages load slowly or not open at all. So when you see any of these errors or the websites won’t open on Google Chrome, there are a few fixes you can try to fix these issues. Here we are listing some ways to fix Google Chrome Aw Snap error and other such page load errors. Read on!

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Fix Google Chrome Aw Snap error

If you see “Aw, Snap!” error code on Chrome, it means Chrome is having trouble loading this webpage. There are other error codes you see when opening a web page, such as “ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT or ERR_TIMED_OUT”, which means the page took too long to connect. Here are some ways to fix these page load errors on Chrome:

1. Reload the page

First, you can try reloading this page to fix the error. In the upper left corner of the Chrome toolbar, click the Reload icon and see if the page opens. If it still doesn’t open, you can move on to the next fixes.

2. Check your internet connection

Sometimes it is your internet connection that can be the cause of the problem and the web page takes too long to open. In this case, you usually see the “Connection timeout expired” error.

So make sure your computer is connected to Wi-Fi or another network. After checking the network, try reloading the webpage with the error again.

3. Open the page in an incognito window

You can also try using incognito mode as it disables any Google Chrome extensions running in the background which may be causing the issue. Try to open the webpage that shows the Aw Snap error in incognito mode and check if it loads there.

Guest mode vs Incognito Chrome mode

  • On your PC, open Google Chrome.
  • In the upper right corner, click on three dots and in the menu select New incognito window or directly press Ctrl + Shift + N to open the incognito tab.
  • In the incognito window, try to open the error page.

If the web page opens here, you need to clear Chrome’s cache and cookies or uninstall some extensions mentioned in the following fixes.

4. Clear your cache and cookies

Sometimes deleting the browser cache and cookies can solve the problem. Follow these steps to clear cookies and cached data in Google Chrome:

Google Chrome Aw Snap Error

  • At the top right, click three dots, then choose Settings from the menu.
  • Here, in the “Privacy and security” section, select “Clear browsing data”.
  • Then select the time range, and then select Every hour.
  • Select cached files, cookies and other site data and deselect other types of data and click “Clear data”.

After that try to reload the tab with the error code and see if it works.

5. Close other tabs, extensions and applications

Sometimes your device might run out of memory and that is why Google Chrome cannot load the web page. This may be because it can run other apps, Chrome extensions, and other programs as well. To free up memory on Chrome:

  • Close the other tabs in Chrome except the one showing the page loading error.
  • Quit other applications or programs running on your PC and also pause file downloads, if any.

Google Chrome Aw Snap Error

Uninstall unnecessary extensions from Chrome: i) At the top right, click three dots, then click More Tools, then select Extensions. ii) On the Extensions page, click Remove under the extension you are not using. After that try to reload the tab with the error.

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6. Update Google Chrome

Sometimes Google Chrome will show an error because you might have an outdated version of it. To resolve this issue, check for updates on Chrome and update it to the latest version. Here is how you can do that:

  • On your PC, open Google Chrome.
  • At the top right, click three dots, then select Settings.
  • In the left menu, click About Chrome.
  • Chrome will then check to see if a software update is available.
  • Wait a few seconds and if there is an update you will see the option to relaunch.
  • After relaunching Chrome, try reloading the tab with the error.

If you don’t see such instructions, your version of Chrome may be up to date. You can then try other fixes or there may be some other reason.

7. Some bonus tips

There are other fixes that you can try when you see a page loading error on Chrome:

  • Restart your PC as some programs or applications can sometimes prevent a page from loading. Try to load the page after restarting.
  • If you’re on Windows, you can also run the Chrome Cleanup Tool to find and remove some unwanted software that might be causing the problem. If other sites open and only one website is having problems, that particular site may have the problem. Try to reload the site and click Send Feedback to report the problem to Google.

Here are some ways to fix Google Chrome Aw Snap error and other page crashes. Let us know in the comments if you are still having a problem. For more tips and tricks, stay tuned!

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